Midseason Prospect Update: Betts Completes Meteoric Rise With Red Sox [VIDEO]


Red Sox second baseman/outfielder Mookie Betts

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In Baseball America's new Midseason Prospect Update, second baseman and outfielder Mookie Betts ranks as the best prospect in the Red Sox system. Betts was drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, and he ranked as the Red Sox’ No. 7 prospect coming into the season. But he finished last year on a high note, batting .341 at high Class A, and continued that surge this season.

Betts opened the season in Double-A and batted .355/.443/.551 in 54 games, earning a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he batted .322/.425/.444 in 23 games. Now at 21 he has already broken through to the major leagues and is getting an opportunity to prove himself in Boston. He was off to a slow start for the Red Sox, batting .235/.278/.382 in 37 at-bats at the all-star break.

Here’s video of Betts in action this season:

To get an updated report on Betts as well as a new Top 10 Prospects list for the Red Sox and every other team, get our Midseason Prospect Update now! The Midseason Prospect Update also features an extended Betts feature from BA writer Josh Norris.

In addition to updated Top 10s, it features an overview of every team's season so far, prospects whose stock has been rising or falling, a look at every team's top draft picks, and the return of the Future Lineups, long a favorite feature of BA readers. The 100-page digital mag also features an updated Top 50 Prospects list and 25 players beyond the Top 50 from four of our prospect gurus.

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